Wednesday, 5 August 2015
India is partially lifting a ban on online pornography after public outrage over this past weekend's clampdown on 857 websites, Indian news outlets reported Tuesday.
The government will continue to block sites that promote child pornography,India Today and The Times of Indiareported.
"A new notification will be issued shortly. The ban will be partially withdrawn. Sites that do not promote child porn will be unbanned," Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told India Today TV.
India had ordered Internet service providers to block the 857 websites starting Friday, deeming their content "immoral and indecent."
The move came after the nation's supreme court ruled last month that banning pornographic websites is not its job, but the elected government.
The ban drew sharp criticism across the nation, including from Bollywood celebrities. Experts warned the move could merely result in a boom for the adult porn industry.
“Banning porn is an age-old trick that many countries have tried. It will always find many supporters,” Mahesh Bhatt, a Bollywood filmmaker, told The Washington Post.
Many accused the government of moral policing and infringing on personal freedoms, India Todayreported.
"Don't ban porn. Ban men ogling, leering, brushing past, groping, molesting, abusing, humiliating and raping women. Ban non-consent. Not sex," author Chetan Bhagat said on Twitter.
"Porn ban is anti-freedom, impractical, not enforceable. Politically not very smart too. avoidable. Let's not manage people's private lives," he added.
India has the second-largest population of Internet users in the world after China, the Post reported.
India is expected to have more than 500 million Internet users by 2017, compared with about 350 million now, according to a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India, the Post reported.
Source : USA Today
True or False:Gwen Stefani ended her marriage after catching her husband on the phone with one of his former gay lovers.
"I spoke to him a couple weeks ago, " Marilyn, born Peter Robinson, told Radar in an exclusive interview. "He called me."
According to Marilyn, Rossdale unleashed an emotional hour-long monologue about how his former lover was responsible for the breakdown of his marriage to Stefani.
Marilyn claimed he ranted about, "the way everything is my fault" in an conversation that quickly became heated. "Because I did an interview [about the affair] ... and everything from then on is all my fault."
"And I'm listening to all this. He said 'You're getting all worked up,' and I said 'Out of two of us, who's the one screaming?' He went on and on."
But eventually, "He did calm down and caught himself," Marilyn said.
Rossdale initially denied his affair with Marilyn when he first came forward in 2009, but the Bush frontman admitted two years later that the couple had shared a sexual relationship in the early 1980s. That inability to accept his past, according to the pop star, doomed his marriage to Stefani.
"Gwen wants him to be something he's not, and he wants to be something he's not," said Marilyn. "That's my interpretation."
"I'm very sad for all parties involved, mostly the children."
Chris Brown is reportedly demanding a second paternity test after his babymama Nia Guzman asked a judge to order supervised visits with him and their daughter Royalty claiming the child's safety was at risk during visits with Chris following the robbery at his home.
According to Nia's attorney, who spoke with Hollywood Life, Chris recently asked a judge to order a second paternity test so he can be sure once and for all that Royalty is his daughter.
This is coming a month after the singer took legal steps to establish paternity and have his name placed on Royalty's birth certificate instead of Nia's current boyfriend, Brazil 'King Bah' Riesling.
The Plantashun Boiz were once the biggest contemporary act in Nigeria. The trio of 2Face, Faze and Blackface were the subject of many a teenage girl’s fantasies with their list of hit songs such as ‘Don’t U Know’, ‘You And I’ and ‘Knock Me Off’ in the late 90s and early 00s.
Following their breakup in the middle of the previous decade, their musical journeys took different routes with all three members going solo.
On Saturday August 1 at the IBB Square in Makurdi, Benue State, 2Face and Faze came together for a rare stage reunion at the Star Music Trek 2015 #MakurdiRocks concert.
The concert, which was a homecoming of sorts for Benue State homeboy 2Face was packed to the rafters with thousands of expectant fans eager to set eyes on their hometown hero.
After performing several of his hits, he surprised the crowd by inviting erstwhile bandmate Faze onstage and then the evening got really intense.
Melissa Jean Wilbraham, Instagram BANS account featuring photographer's incredible images of childbirth and breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week.
She pushes the boundaries with her captivating images of pregnant women, mothers giving birth and the bond breastfeeding provides.
However the 33-year-old described the experience as 'depressing' and said people who commented negatively on her images often forgot about the subjects of the photographs.
A teenage boy, who allegedly attempted to rape a two-year-old girl in a toilet, was on Wednesday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The 17-year-old student, who lives with his pastor at Akinsola Street, Dopemu, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a charge of attempt to commit rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Racheal Williams, told the court that the offence was committed on July 29 at the accused’s residence.
“The mother of the victim, a two-year-old, heard her daughter’s cry and traced where she was.
“She found her inside the toilet with the accused and with semen on her daughter’s thigh.
“It was later discovered that when the accused could not penetrate, he released the semen on the child,” she said.
The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravenes Section 260 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
NAN reports that the section prescribes fourteen years for the offence.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He also ordered that the accused should be remanded until the bail was perfected and adjourned the case to September 2 for mention.
Check out the Contestants Of Brazil's Model Pageant, Miss Bumbum Bumbum 2015,they cause traffic jam as they take a stroll on the streets.
The contestants of Brazil's glamour model pageant, Miss Bumbum 2015, caused traffic gridlock yesterday August 4th as they took a stroll on the streets of Sau Paulo in Brazil to campaign for public votes in the competition.
Of the 27 shortlisted candidates, only 15 of them with the highest number of votes from the public will be allowed to contest in the grand final. More photos after the cut...